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Calendar >  California Surf Museum -Big Wednesday of 2024!

California Surf Museum -Big Wednesday of 2024!

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Shaping Surf History:

Tom Curren and Al Merrick, California, 1980-1983
Presentation ^ Book Signing with author, photographer Jimmy Metyko and special guest Jamie Brisick

  • Wednesday, January 31st
  • Doors open at 6pm
  • Presentation begins about 6:30
  • General admission: $10
  • CSM Members: $5 Seating is limited.
  • Call to purchase a ticket or RSVP to 760-721-6876

Jimmy Metyko was a cool Texas kid from Houston who came out to Santa Barbara in the 80s, made friends with Tommy Curren, and for a few years documented the scene in the Santa Barbara/Rincon region. His book is full of wonderful photos from the era.

Special guest Jamie Brisick will join Jimmy in the slide show presentation. After the slide show, Jimmy will talk about his book and do a book signing.

Jimmy Metyko  Photographer Jimmy Metyko has had a profound influence on the evolution of surf photography, with his unique perspective and distinctive visual style. His tightly cropped, action shots, combined with intimate lifestyle vignettes, reflect his immersion in the culture and showcase an insider point of view. Metyko puts the viewer on the waves with some of the most influential surfers of the last 50 years.
Jimmy developed a passion for surfing along the Galveston’s Gulf Coast beaches. He turned this passion into a profession, becoming, while at the same time attending Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, one of the sport’s most influential surf photographers. While chronicling the nascent pro surfing scene in the early 1980s he was the first to focus on the move to develop aerial maneuvers, publishing the very first sequence of a completed ‘aerial’, an innovation that changed the way surfers looked at waves. 

Jamie Brisick Thoughtful, well-traveled and cosmopolitan surf writer and photographer, originally from the San Fernando Valley, California; the only professional surfer to win a Fulbright Scholarship which took him to Japan where spent four months in Japan doing research on how that country did and did not assimilate Western-style surf culture. (Extracted from Encyclopedia of Surfing, eos.surf)

Shaping Surf History will be available for purchase at the book signing. $55 – 304 pages

Can’t make to the book signing? Call in to order a book with your preferred inscription by 4pm Wednesday, January 31st. Shipping will be charged if you are unable to pick up in person.

Be sure to check out surfmuseum.org! There’s always lots to see!

Click here to see the 15th Annual Gala Fundraiser wrap-up with photos! And take a look around other events in the Event Archive too.

New Stories are frequently being added. Click here to see what’s there!

Do you have or know any middle or high school kids? Do they have fun taking surf photos? They may want to enter our 2nd Annual A.R. Gurrey Jr. Surf Photography CompetitionClick here to read about A.R. Gurrey Jr. and the competition, download a brochure, and enter.

Our Exhibit Hall is Open 10am-4pm Daily.

NOW ON EXHIBIT Click here to read about some of our exhibits online.

– The Science of Surfing; an educational exhibit addressing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts.

– Wave Science: Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP)

– A Brief History of Surfboards: from Wood to Foam and Fiberglass

– Courageous Inspiration: Bethany Hamilton

– Let’s Boogie! Tom Morey and the Evolution of the Boogie Board

– Making Waves: Jack and Reid Van Wagoner

– Bodysurfing: Fins and Handplanes

Shop the California Surf Museum Store!

Our Museum Store is stocked up with lots of unique merchandise both in store and online! Click here to shop online (California Surf Museum members: be sure to call in your order to get your 10% discount on California Surf Museum-branded store merchandise).

Remember, memberships always make great gifts — click here — or click here to renew your membership today! Besides 10% off on California Surf Museum-branded store merchandise, members get free admission to our exhibit hall, and free or reduced admission to our Big Wednesdays and other in-house events.

Already a member? Be sure to share the stoke by sharing your guest passes with your friends and family!

California Surf Museum Founded 1986 -Open 10-4 daily.

312 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054 -760-721-6876

surfmuseum.org csm@surfmuseum.org


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